Installing OpenOffice 3 on CentOS 5

After been a while using OpenOffice 2.3 that came bundle with CentOS 5.2 ,
somehow decided to get OpenOffice 3.0.1 installed..

First of all have to download the RPMs file installer at the OpenOffice website[openoffice.org],
it comes via a zipped file of all needed RPMs.
then extract it ..

figure out where did the RPM file are..

cd OOO300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379/
cd RPMS/

now link that to a directory that would be possible to use with yum installer

ln -s /home/namran/v/OOO300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379/RPMS /home/namran/rpms
createrepo /home/namran/rpms

then edit the

/etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Media.repo

to have something like below :

[c5-media]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Media
baseurl=file:///media/CentOS/
        file:///media/cdrom/
        file:///media/cdrecorder/
        file:///home/namran/rpms/
gpgcheck=0
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-beta

then start the installation with

yum install openoffice.org3-writer-3.0.1-9379 --disablerepo \* --enablerepo c5-media
[ad#postad]

this will resolve and install all the necessary package need to get the writer running..
once completed .. can try running it..

 /opt/openoffice.org3/program/swriter

here.. somehow I bump into a glitch..

vcl-s
Missing vcl resource.This indicates that files vital to localization missing.You might have corrupt installation.

a few google search.. solution turn out to be ..

yum install ooobasis3.0-en-US-writer --disablerepo \* --enablerepo c5-media
yum install ooobasis3.0-en-US* --disablerepo \* --enablerepo c5-media --nogpgcheck

somehow need the –nogpgcheck
as the localization package got unsigned.. *sigh*

feel a bit lazy.. lets install all package instead..

yum install openoffice.org3* --disablerepo \* --enablerepo c5-media --nogpgcheck

then run the

/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice
[ad#postad] If everything is fine , a wizard to create some of new document type will appear.open-office-3-menu
about-openoffice3

now time to create some shortcut at Desktop.
right click .. create new launcher
set the command to run as

/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice

then fill in some comment and name.. choose whatever icon..
createlauncher

now to get the association correct..
right click on file with .odt / .sxw / .odg
extension..
go to Properties..

the click at “Open-With” tabs
click “Use Custom command”
and browse to

/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice

custom-command
then.. made it as default by highlight the
soffice’s bullet
setproperties

and same goes to the Open Office Shortcut in the top-panel ..
right click on icon.. Properties.

for Writer, Presentation , Spreadsheet respectively..
change the command to …

/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice  -writer %U
/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice  -impress %U
/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice -calc %U

impress

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